Battle of Als
Will the fortunes of war turn? Experience the battle during the last weekend in June.
It rumbles and roars and exudes of 1864 history in Sønderborg during the last weekend in June.
Friday from 4:30 pm to 6 pm the historic procession arrives at Rådhustorvet in Sønderborg, where the Mayor and Countess Danner sounds the starting gun for this year’s days of 1864.
On Saturday, the soldiers’ camp opens on the Kær peninsula north of Sønderborg with fighting demonstrations, camp life, jugglers, tales and lots of activities for the whole family. Try the bowling alley, meet the barber, the shoe polisher and the photographer, as we turn back time more than 150 years.
The main event will be Sunday early morning; the scene where the Prussian soldiers in pitch darkness cross the water Alssund. We are executing this at the historically correct time, namely at 2 o’clock at night. Here the cannons will burst, and the Danish armoured ship “Rolf Krake” will emerge and try to stop the attack by firing at the boats with the Prussian soldiers.
History Centre Dybbøl Banke
Historiecenter Dybbøl Banke
1 April – 31 October
10 am – 5 pm
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Historiecenter Dybbøl Banke er et VPAC center. VPAC står for Videns Pædagogisk Aktivitets Center, der er et statsstøttet oplevelsescenter, hvor børn og voksne får viden og indsigt i natur, historie og videnskab gennem lærerige og udfordrende aktiviteter for alle sanser. Der er 16 VPAC centre i Danmark.